The Tale of the Two Spains

April 07, 2020

The arrival of Podemos and VOX on the Spanish political scene not only meant that voters had new electoral options. It also led to a new, groundbreaking style that was a change from the stereotypical, uncreative and overused rhetoric displayed by other parties for years. With Podemos, a...

Looking at US Affairs from Afar

June 19, 2019

In today's Spain, there is a palpable sense of balance that opens the immediate moment to hopeful possibilities. While there, Larry Beck learned a lot about America. Imagine a place where people seem to enjoy meeting in cafes, bars and restaurants to talk with each other, connecting with other...

Unrest and Uncertainty to Continue in Catalonia

November 27, 2017

The upcoming election marks the next turning point in a constitutional crisis triggered by Madrid’s decision to dissolve the Catalan government. The run-up to the regional election on December 21 is widely seen as a second referendum on Catalan independence, which has fueled continued protests...

What Next for Spain and Catalonia?

October 14, 2017

The Catalan president has declared independence from Spain, but the government in Madrid has ruled the move illegal. On October 1, Catalonia held a referendum over whether the region should secede from Spain. According to regional authorities, around 90% opted in favor of independence, but only...

Is Spain About to Break Up?

September 18, 2017

Spain's Catalonia region votes for independence this fall. For some, it’s a referendum on austerity policies that have crippled economies all over Europe. When voters in Spain’s Catalan region go to the polls on October 1, much more than independence for the restive province will be at...